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Dunnes Workers To Deliver Strong Message To Bosses

Published on Dec 19 2014 12:19 PM in Retail

Dunnes Workers To Deliver Strong Message To Bosses

Dunnes Stores workers are set to deliver an oversized Christmas card, aimed at highlighting demands over work conditions, to company headquarters on George Street today, The Journal reports. Speak...

Dunnes Stores workers are set to deliver an oversized Christmas card, aimed at highlighting demands over work conditions, to company headquarters on George Street today, The Journal reports.

Speaking about the action, Dunnes worker Muireann Dalton, said, "We're delivering this festive Christmas card to senior management on behalf of the thousands of Dunnes workers like us who want real changes in how we are treated by our company."

The action follows a Mandate Trade Union survey early in December that showed dissatisfaction from workers in the supermarket over their treatment by Dunnes Stores.

Over 1,200 workers completed the survey, which found that more than 3 out of 4 workers are on insecure flexible hour contracts. Other results say that 98% want more stable hours, 85% say insecurity over hours and rostering is used as a method of control over workers, 88% say that they are not treated with dignity and respect at work and 98% say they want Dunnes to respect their right to trade Union representation.

Dunnes Stores employs over 10,000 workers across 112 stores in the the Republic of Ireland. Mandate Trade Union represents more than 4,000 workers at the company.

The Union has said that strike action could be imminent if Dunnes fails to meet the workers' demands.

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